Targeted by repeated phishing attacks for more than 3 weeks, Ledger’s users are currently prey to a large-scale scam. Ledger is launching a campaign to stop the spread of the scam for good. What measures are being taken and how can you fight this scam?
How does Ledger combat phishing attacks against its clients?
Ledger users targeted by phishing
For several weeks now, users of Ledger portfolios have been targeted by a phishing scam. If you are a Ledger holder yourself, it is quite possible that you have also paid the price by receiving a rather suspicious SMS or email.
Particularly virulent and subtle, this attack Bitcoin Pro is aimed at diverting users‘ funds and enticing them to visit a fraudulent website resembling the official Ledger site.
Appearing for the first time on October 19, these phishing attempts have already claimed many victims, causing the loss of funds of several users.
Nearly 3 weeks after the start of these sad events, Ledger communicates on the subject and begins a campaign to stop the spread of the scam for good.
Ledger’s intention is clear, to fight with all necessary means the scams that are rampant. And for this, Ledger calls for the support of the whole community:
„Today, we want to let you know that Ledger fights hard to defeat the scammers. But we also want to let you know that we will be stronger together,“ Ledger says on his blog.
What can you do to help Ledger in its mission?
Ledger reminds us, the idea to always keep in mind is this:
⚠️ Never share your 24-word sentence with anyone, ever. Even from any site that looks like Ledger’s.
Ledger wants the whole community to work together to stop scammers. First of all, the best thing to do is to let as many people as possible know about it. Let your acquaintances with a Ledger portfolio know that the company will never ask them for their 24 words.
„No one should ever ask you for your 24 words… This is a secret that only you should know! „says Ledger.
In the event of a phishing attempt targeting you, Ledger recommends that you file a complaint with your local criminal authority.
Finally, if you spot a fake website using Ledger’s image to steal funds, you can report it to Google Safebrowsing, a Google tool created to combat phishing.
„The more we report these illegal sites to Google, the harder it will be for scammers to trick Ledger users,“ the company adds.
How is Ledger dealing with these phishing attacks?
For its part, Ledger is already taking a number of actions. Its security team is constantly tracking new URLs on the scammers‘ websites to ensure that they are closed down. To date, out of 87 reported websites, 42 have already been shut down. As Ledger explains, this difference is due to the responsiveness of domain name registrars.
In addition to this direct action, Ledger has filed a criminal complaint through the public prosecutor in order to facilitate the identification and prosecution of those responsible by the police.
Ledger is working hand in hand with U.S. and French authorities to obtain full disclosure of the identity of the perpetrators from Internet intermediaries and communication operators.
It remains to be seen whether Ledger will actually succeed in eradicating these scams. With the company’s marketing database in the wilderness forever, the fight may be difficult.
More than ever, remain cautious and don’t hesitate to contact Ledger’s support in case you receive a questionable SMS or email.